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2019 Austin, Texas Fire Exam Applications February 4th to March 27

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  • 2019 Austin, Texas Fire Exam Applications February 4th to March 27

    Go to the link below for information on how to register for the 2019 Austin fire exam

    http://www.austintexas.gov/departmen...det-employment

  • #2
    E-mail from them states there are going to be over 2000 applicants taking the test on the same day. Crazy.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by alann View Post
      E-mail from them states there are going to be over 2000 applicants taking the test on the same day. Crazy.
      Big city. Not really that crazy.

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      • #4
        yeah 2k applicants aint nothing. LVFR & CCFD usually limit the applications to the first 1500-2000. I'm sure Chicago, LAFD, LACFD, FDNY all get about 5k applicants every time they are open.

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        • #5
          Actually last time I tested there they didn?t even have the minimum 1500 show up to test. So basically if you took the test you passed, whereas normally they only take the top 1500.
          You can bet if 2k signed up to test 30% won?t show up though
          In Loving Memory of Paramedic Doug Odgers
          8.18.87-5.8.11
          RIP

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SINCITY View Post
            yeah 2k applicants aint nothing. LVFR & CCFD usually limit the applications to the first 1500-2000. I'm sure Chicago, LAFD, LACFD, FDNY all get about 5k applicants every time they are open.
            LaCoFD had over 5k test last time. fdny had something like 52,000 for their last testing cycle.

            when I tested with phoenix in 2017, there were around 2k people at the test.

            edit: anyone know if austin gets more applicants than fort worth or san Antonio? Last civil service results for fort worth and san antonio were both under 1000 people.

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            • #7
              Can anyone offer up some information on this department, either on here or through direct message? Looking for info on morale, aggressiveness, schedule, pay, is this a combination dept, what?s the medic rotation like if so...

              i know this this is a well known department, and we have considered moving here, but I do not want to make the jump to a department with a defensive culture.

              Thanks in advance

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              • #8
                Originally posted by zusmc View Post
                Can anyone offer up some information on this department, either on here or through direct message? Looking for info on morale, aggressiveness, schedule, pay, is this a combination dept, what?s the medic rotation like if so...

                i know this this is a well known department, and we have considered moving here, but I do not want to make the jump to a department with a defensive culture.

                Thanks in advance
                This may help a little

                They have their annual report on this page
                https://joinafd.com/about

                https://joinafd.com/benefits-summary

                as far as I know they work a 24/48, no experience or emt required, 28wk academy, they don't transport, $56k after your first year, $67k after 3 years

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Boize208 View Post

                  This may help a little

                  They have their annual report on this page
                  https://joinafd.com/about

                  https://joinafd.com/benefits-summary

                  as far as I know they work a 24/48, no experience or emt required, 28wk academy, they don't transport, $56k after your first year, $67k after 3 years
                  Thanks. I found that stuff just after I posted that. Still looking for info from someone in the department on some more in depth information. I?m coming from a fairly large department currently. Looking for how safety minded is this department...as in do they allow you to go inside and do your job, or is it a defensive, clean cab sort of department. How often are you going to fires? How is morale overall? Apparatus struggles? Are the quints used as ladders or do they still utilize the outdated quint concept? Anything else is helpful. Thanks I?m advance.

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